Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at SCQF level 4

Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at SCQF level 4

The SQA Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at SCQF level 4 will develop the necessary knowledge required to progress on to complete the assessment to gain the CSCS Green Card.

Achievement of this Award is nationally recognised. It is available through colleges and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

This Award has a wide potential market. It is open to all learners, regardless of age, academic experience or ability.

Centres have the flexibility to choose the delivery method which best suits their circumstances and their learners.

The Award can be used to offer a progression pathway to other qualifications (see Progression).

Who does this qualification suit

The Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Award at SCQF level 4 is suitable for:

  • school leavers
  • college students
  • trainees preparing for employment

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No specific knowledge is required to undertake this Award.

Progression

The Award may provide progression to a range of qualifications at SCQF Level 5 and above, including Operative and Craft SVQs.

The Award can lead to employment within the Construction industry.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQAs Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQAs general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Assessors and Internal Verifiers DO NOT need to hold or be working towards an acceptable Assessor or Internal Verifier qualification.

The assessors must have occupational experience within the construction sector and have experience of the Health & Safety requirements of this qualification. If an assessor is in possession of CSCS or has previously delivered the CSCS training, this is acceptable.

Assessors must have a clear understanding of the assessment requirements of this qualification and its specific unit assessment demands.

A construction related Health & Safety Qualification is required along with appropriate CPD.e.g NEBOSH, IOSH, CCNS Safety Passport, CIEH.

N.B. the qualifications named above are examples of acceptable qualifications, evidence of CPD of the qualification in also required.

How to assess

The Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

The Unit requires the candidate to pass a multiple-choice question paper.

Assessment materials for the Unit are available to download from SQAs secure site. This is available from your centre's SQA Co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

Group Award code: GN2A 44

The Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at SCQF level 4 consists of 1 mandatory Unit (6 SCQF credit points)

Qualification Structure (54 KB)

CITB assessment strategy (145 KB)

Qualification Verification Summary Report

2018 QVSR NQ Construction Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (194 KB)

Construction and Civil Engineering Services Qualification Verification Summary Report 2018 (176 KB)

Construction and Civil Engineering Services Qualification Verification Summary Report 2017 (196 KB)